Rumors and misinformation can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Pictured is an example of a rumor or misinformation we have seen recently.
There are multiple posts on social media reporting a death in Alabama of a recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 15.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has reached out to all hospitals in the state which administered the COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed there have been no deaths of vaccine recipients. The posts are untrue.
Safety standards and post vaccine monitoring procedures are in place to ensure the health and well-being of vaccine recipients. Hospitals in Alabama continue to work diligently to protect the health and well being of frontline healthcare workers in their fight against this deadly virus.
Do your part to stop the spread of rumors by doing three easy things:
– Find trusted sources of information.
– Share information from trusted sources.
– Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.
To find trusted sources, look for information from official public health and safety authorities. Federal, state and local government websites or social media accounts are good sources for instruction and information specific to your community.
Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page: go.usa.gov/x7Vym for information on finding credible, trusted vaccine information.